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Yes, I agree this team is so supportive. Although I don't have time to address each of you each day, I do read the posts and all I can say is this is a group of very strong women, physically, mentally, emotionally! Don't underestimate the power of these "little old ladies"!!!! LOL

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Hello everyone, what .another gorgeous day! How wonderful.

I was up at 5:30 with hubby and out the door by 6:15. WE got back from the hospital around 2:30 so not too bad a day.
They took 13 YIKES vials of blood from me but it was a good techie and didn't hurt but I have a bit of a bruise that is fading already.

I saw the cardiologist and did NOT have to have another echo cardiograph after I told them I just had one in February and sent the report to them. It was there and I was right......no echo done today just an EKG and a chat with the doctor who is very nice and was very impressed with my stats and my healthy. Next week I go back to Hamilton and he will put me on the treadmill for a stress test. I will then have a 24 hour blood pressure cuff hooked onto me which will take my B/P every hour on the hour even when sleeping.

I was disappointed to find out that I will not have any results until the 28th of June when I return to see the doctor after next weeks tests (nuclear ) where they run the dye through my kidneys. He will have all the results for me and not until then will I find out if Ryan and I are a match. If I am not, I will continue on as a donor to someone else and Ryan will get a kidney from another donor. I do hope that it is my son that I give my kidney to however as I have this thing about him remaining a part of me with an extra part of me. I know it seems silly because when he gets the pancreas transplant it will come from another person ( who is diseased.)

Mayie, I am so sorry that your daughter makes you feel so uncomfortable. Perhaps if you tell her that you want her to be positive about life when she comes to visit and if she can't be positive and say nice things, then to stay away until she can.
Just a suggestion and know this has to be very difficult for you.

Jeri, I love the bubbly gum/puppy picture. I too chew bubble gum and blow bubbles all the time. I have never outgrown that childhood habit and I don't care if any one gets mad at me when I crack bubbles like my sister does LOL

Joy way to go on the weight loss. Good on you.

I want to take this moment to thank everyone who has gone above and beyond with your support for me. I know my life has been one mess for the past 2 years with Ryan's health, his heart surgery a year and a half ago and my baby great granddaughter's death last summer and now Ryan 's health again. I can honestly say my life is not boring at all. Busy, stressful at times, tragic at other times but through all of the bad and the good, it is all made so much better because of this team of wonderful ladies. You have been my rock and I just want you all to know that I am so appreciative of your constant warmth and support.


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Glad you have something to take your mind off it Mayie. Think I'd shorten those visits or meet somewhere where she may stay calmer. I find smiling and agreeing with people disarms them. One of my favorite phrases with critical siblings is "You might be right." No argument for that. I'm sorry it gloomed up your day. You have choices, have a plan; you've had enough practice. Hugs. emoticon

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Had a visit from daughter this morning. Phew. Will it always be this difficult when she steps through my door? Within minutes she was screaming about how hot it was. That I have the crappiest PVR she's ever seen. That she hates how I live (I'm in the middle of delivering flyers so the apartment is messy at the moment. . . . Negative negative negative. Just having her here for 10 minutes reminds me of how stressed and beaten down I was the last 8 years she lived with me. My stomach is tied up in knots and I feel like throwing up. I am sorry to be complaining like this when some of you have much more serious issues on your plate . . . but it is what it is. This too shall pass. Grateful that I have this job so that I can get out and keep my mind otherwise occupied for the next few hours.
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Well, school is out for the summer and I just finished a nice long, hilly 40 minute walk. I would like to drop a few pounds and I am on the right track!


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Good Morning All,
Susan a lot of thoughts and prayers go with you today. I don't know anyone that would not be dealing with anxiety at this point including me; and I'm pretty tough! emoticon You are strong, everything--all these years--that you could control; you have. Just take it one step at a time.
Jeri, what a wonderful picture! I miss the bleacher time! Won't be long and GGS will be out there playing T-ball!
Caz, I'm finishing this cup then headed out to try and seed some lawn spots before it rains this morning. We'll see.

Being accountable on my friend feed is working. I have lost 1.6# this week. I need to lose 2.2 by June 1 to give up weighing and posting weekly; but I know cutting calories to 1750 has been difficult so I'm not going much lower than that. I can do a week at 1600. It may not be enough but I know better than to go too low. Fitness minutes really depend on me getting outside for the high numbers; I can do 120 for my regular goal in the house. I've earned my wish list order for a week at 1760; it's been a good motivator. So that's my reward for a week of no more than 1600 calories a day, posted daily again on my friend feed. 135 June 1 and I'll continue with the plan but not have to post! Otherwise, another month of fessing up! Whatever it takes! emoticon

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Good morning!! I am tired and blah today. I stayed at the ballpark with my grandsons too late last night, and then didn't get to sleep until about midnight. Then I was up early for a boot camp class that wore me out. If you've never used TRX, you should try it. Oh.Em.Gee...

Verna, your posts are always so nice to read.
Susan, it is perfectly natural to be nervous. This is not a situation anyone could ever anticipate, and there are very few people who have first hand knowledge of how it feels to be in your shoes.


My granddaughter watching her brother play baseball. Bubblegum and puppy dogs and a night under the ballpark lights. Life is good.

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Hi everyone
good to read so much positivity here, time is short so forgive me not chatting to you all.
But must just say to Susan , we're all with you hun as this situation progresses.
I wish Ryan and you all the very best.Hang in there emoticon

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Had an awesome day today. Got a walk in with the dogs then went on my own for a quick walk/run after dinner and ended up doing a total for the day of 9,25 miles.

Hubby and I went out and bought new patio chairs today as our were looking horrible and needing replacing 5 years ago.

I still cant plant my flowers out front as the concrete that was poured is not ready yet to move the concrete stairs back onto. They have told us Thursday.

Tomorrow I am off to Hamilton for blood work and my appointment with the transplant clinic cardiologist. nI will have an EKG done as well as an echo cardiograph (which I just had 2 months ago) . Guess they want their own results there and that's fine with me if it gets us closer to surgery date. I think I will find out for certain this week if Ryan and I are a match and I am trying to be positive about that.

I am glad hubby is coming with me tomorrow as I will be a nervous wreck. Not because of the tests but just because I know it is all real and I never once thought when having children that I would be going through such an ordeal. One should never take it for granted that all will be a bowl of cherries.

I just know that everything will work out and I will stick to that.

I will post after my return tomorrow so until then have a great evening and a fabulous day tomorrow.
Weather remains ideal.

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It was a perfect day here in MN weather-wise -- just gorgeous. I had to go grocery shopping after work and then make a pasta salad for a salad luncheon my church is putting on tomorrow, so here it is 8:00 already and I just finished my supper/dinner. I am going to push my foot just a little bit and go for a short walk now -- it's just too nice outside not to!

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It took me two hours to attach bird netting over my garden area. The roll is doubled over and not easy to unroll correctly, the posts are 7 ft high, the horizontal boards are staggered, I tried to use a couple scrap pieces first and had to remove them, I had to stuff the corners to close up entry areas. Thought I had it and when I left to close the door I found the area over the door was a wide open gap. So, more netting to try and cover that and still have use of the door. Crap.
But, I am tired of the birds eating all the seeds I plant and the ripe strawberries! Hopefully this will work.


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Everyone is continuing to be busy and I suspect that trend will continue all summer. We will be busy "doing things" or entertaining and I hope there is more outside entertaining than anything else!! We started outside entertaining in March (the new calves were the most entertainment though!!) and throughout April we cooked outside most days. May has been a different story but we were busy with indoor projects and continue to work inside. The basement is painted now but I am left with all kinds of paint and primer. It seems the painter didn't have a clue how much paint would be needed. I am looking at my kitchen and have decided it should be given a new coat, too bad I can't use that left over paint!! I guess I should do that before the flooring is done.

We got 2.5 inches of rain over the weekend and things are looking green. It is forecast to get warmer so my garden should be poking its head up any time now. Love watching it grow. I put in lots of cucs this year as I found a delicious sweet mix pickle to make and everyone loved it so I need to make many more jars this year. Maybe I will put a jar into each pair of slippers!! There was a frost warning last night but it doesn't appear that it froze so that is a good thing!!

This is a week for entertaining it seems. Bro and his SO just left, GD is here today and a former co-worker is up from Arizona so she is arranging a get together with the girls from the office for Thursday. Friday is mammo and bone density day. Not looking forward to the mammo gal entertaining my boobs though!!!!

Lots of entertainment happening on the front lawn. Mr. & Mrs.Mallard Duck waddle across the lawn onto the roadside to get their pebbles and then they wander back. They spotted me in the window with my camera yesterday so the waddle turned into a quick walk. Partridges, robins, wrens, yellow headed black birds, starlings and mustn't forget the doves also like out yard. There are 2 goose couples nesting not far away in the bale stack. We usually get a mother doe and fawn crossing the yard in late July. The last 2 years we have had twins come on their own but no mommy. We live a mile off the Transcanada so I'm afraid she didn't get across the highway on time. Deer are very plentiful this year it seems. The field next to us was home for 18 or more all winter. I haven't been walking much the past 4-6 weeks so have no idea where my owls are.

Yesterday I made up my mind to get back to my goal weight so I started a new page in my "little black book" and am writing my meal plans in it and today I am going to go for a long walk with Salty dog. He hasn't seen too much of us all weekend due to the rain and wind. The batteries in every one of my pedometers have died so that is a matter of priority today.

Have to get moving now ----- Busy is best!! Have a great day everyone.

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Hello everyone, another gorgeous day here today . Getting ready to pick my son up for his dialysis and going tomake arrangements for a ride for him through the hospitals social worker. Because Ryan is legally blind he can't drive and hubby and I are not always going to be able to juggle his appointments with ours.

I am planning a lengthy run/walk today while Ryan is at dialysis (I have 4 hours)
so hoping it doesnt get too hot during those hours but if it does, I dont care......I love summer weather .

Joy your garden looks so awesome. I wish I had your landscaping talent.

Jeri, good run and love the spider web picture. Your marathon coming up has me so excited for you.

Well, better get dressed as I am sitting in my gym clothes and I dont want to enter the hospital looking like this LOL.
Have a fabulous day everyone. I


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emoticon Good Morning All, JERI's right; beautiful morning here! Love the pictures Jeri!

Eight days of temperatures in the 80's in the forcast; that includes rain and humidity but that's all right. Everything is about balance! All is well here and I continue to enjoy working in the yard.

This group has been on my mind a lot. It's unique among my dwindling spark groups. We truly have embraced lifestyle changes. Admittedly easier for those of us that are retired. There are less "vacations" that embrace taking a vacation from healthy choices here.

I only have two other groups going now. One with no leader and I don't want to take that on either and the other focused on a lot of interesting activity but fitness doesn't seem a priority. Many posts and time consuming; it may be the next to go. Time is a limited resource.

Love you guys! Make it a great day! (I know you will!) Smiles.

One by one, I'll get them done. This will look better when the bulb foilage can be pulled; nothing is following a "regular" schedule this year!


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Good morning! I started the day with a 5 mile run. I hadn't planned to do it, but my friend asked me to, so I did. We ran down by the golf course, and it was so beautiful! The sun was just coming up, there was a little bit of fog, and everything seemed sparkly. I had to take a few pictures along the way.

Susan, it sounds like a good day with family!!!



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Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK on the North Sea coast, and live with my other half - not married) and have no kids.

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Back to Monday after a nice weekend at the lake. I did get in several shorter walks, but didn't want to push too much. I have barely a tingle in my heel today and was able to walk again after work. It was so nice to be able to walk more than 10 steps without pain and limping! Took my new Jeep in today to have the scratch I already put in it repaired, so although they gave me a big ol' Oldsmobile for a loaner, I may try walking to work tomorrow if it doesn't rain. Today was a beautiful day.

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Hello everyone,

I was busy all during our long weekend here in Canada.
Saturday was my son's dialysis day and I spent the day cleaning house, babysitting myson's dog then having him stay for dinner that I made. I made chili but as a kindney patient he can't have the beans so I changed things for him and made him a special chili dish which he enjoyed.

Yesterday by granddaughter came to visit meand was going to leave in the afternoon because she had to work. Well her shift got canceled so she stayed over night. She lives an hour and 15 minutes away so it was wonderful have to her stay over. We went to BINGO and we both won $50.00 each.

My oldest granddaughter came over to visit us for the day as well and satyed for dinner but she wewnt home to go see the fireworks with he boyfriend.

Today my granddaughter from out of town went home at need hour and hubby and I decided to get some flowers for my mother's birthday which is tomorrow when she turns 83. We went down today and planted the flowers in her garden and put baskets of flowers in her two large urns.We tookher out for dinner then when we returned home, I planted flowers in my window boxes. I have more to plantout front as soon as the workers come and put the stairs back on the new concrete foundation which I hope is tomorrow.

I took two of the dogs out for a 45 minute power walk and now just getting caught up on line with stuff. It's be a great day and a great weekend

Love all the wonderful pictures of children and grandchildren.

Joy your grandaughter is just beautiful. Love her dance poses, so graceful looking.

My granddaughter who was visiting has chosen dance as her career. She will be studying dance and theatre arts at George Brown College in Toronto next year. She wants to work for a year before heading to Toronto as it is a big city and my daughter is afraid to let her go just yet being only 18. She turns 19 in December but she has been very protected by my daughter and her step dad and Toronto is such a BIG place for a little fish. Thank goodness my best frend lives right in the downtown of Toronto and will look out for my granddaughter while she studies there.

Jeri your granddaughter is lovely and her dress is gorgeous! I bet she was the belle of the ball at her prom.

Well, better move along as I still have strength training. Tomorrow will be another busy day



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What a day. Gym by 7:10, home for breakfast and bath and dog walk before having lunch standing up then leaving to have a pedicure. Time for the recliner before starting on something else.


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It's that time of year for recitals, graduations etc. Joy, Jeri your grands are positively stunning.

I am always amazed when gals post their activities, jogging, marathons etc and then to find out they suffer from various maladies. Jeri I know people who have lupus and they sure don't do what you do!! You, Caz, Susan and Joy you are such inspirations. It's all about attitude.

It continues to rain here in Alberta and today we have a north wind. No outdoor activities for me this weekend but not complaining even if I did spend most of a day and evening in Emerg with my bro and his SO as she was not feeling well. (My bro and I are the only ones in our family now and I want to spend as much time with him as possible even if it is in Emerg!!) They left for home yesterday so I napped in the afternoon. DH and I watched TV in the evening and just vegged. I was surprised to be able to sleep all night with one wake up and then to get back to sleep again. Amazing for me!! I guess my body needed the rest. Today we are going to meet some friends for dinner and tomorrow I have all kinds of things lined up to do inside and outside, depending on the weather.

Wishing everyone a great day with smiles and laughter.

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I totally agree about the health perspective. I have a ton of health issues, the most annoying is rheumatoid arthritis w/lupus overlap. Many people in my position get diagnosed and then just sit down because it hurts to move. Moving is the biggest part of keeping myself healthy!!! Due to things that come along with these conditions, I sometimes have to step back and take a rest. Just refresh my body for a day, maybe a week. But I have no doubt if I sat on my butt, I would be in horrible shape. I've had so many surgeries due to RA, joint injections, meds. I'm still on meds, but healthy lifestyle is what's keeping me going.

Anyway... Good morning!! It's a gorgeous day here in Kentucky!! I started the day with a 3 mile run, and then a lot of upper body work. I'd love to be outside right now, but at least I have big windows by my office desk :-)

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Good Morning Everyone,
Looks like more beautiful weather today and tomorrow before the rain returns and I plan to take advantage of it! Yesterday was awesome! Over 4 hours on the yard, time I love; 50 minutes of hooping, 30 minutes of abs/yoga in the a.m., and a good evening walk with Sugar followed by more putzing in the yard until 9 p.m. Slept well!

Catching up in the yard has been hard because it's been so wet. Hoping my lawn guy will make it today; he has the same challenge.

CAZ, I love your attitude. I've had more negativity from the medical people than I want, yet I do want to know what's going on. I do, but I don't consider myself a sufferer either and refuse to accept that the meds are forever and the two conditions I'm dealing with are incurable. Right now I'm doing great, and at least am reducing the steroids; we'll see how far I can get. I will do what I need to. But, if they "don't know what caused either condition; they sure can't be sure they are incurable". I believe our bodies can heal given a chance. I will take the meds when necessary but not rely on them; healthy lifestyle is at the top of my list! Medical people need to know there are people like us and not everyone just wants a magic pill.

Thank you all for the nice comments on my family. The grandkids are a joy and a contradiction to all the negative things we hear about young people today. My dancer is as beautiful inside as out. Parenting today is a challenge; I'm really proud of my kids too. When I needed help this past year the two grandsons in my "before" picture were the ones to "step up" and help. Getting me where I needed to go or just being here with me. I am blessed.


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Morning Girls
another week starts!
Joy glad the recital was enjoyable, she's certainly grown into a beautiful young woman. You must be so proud of all your GKs
Jeri beautiful just stunning,
Cat how long is a piece of string emoticon emoticon Pete is a perfectionist and dabbles in and out of 2 projects at a time. The loft still needs a work desk, some paintwork and flooring and he's now cut down the cupboards for the lounge, but needs to fit the worktop for those and wax and stain it..................I have no idea emoticon emoticon

Depending on the weather I'll either be in the garden or seeing to some indoor chores today.
Tomorrow I'm going to the local surgery to talk to some students about dystonia. They rang me last week and asked if I'd be happy to give a sufferers perspective.
I'm not a sufferer for a start I'm a " copes with" LOL and the more doctors understand from out perspective the better. SO..........YES happy to. Only an hour.

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Yes CAT, same granddaughter. She'll be 14 this summer.

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Hi everyone.
Beautiful girl, Jeri, and a lovely dress.
Joy, is that the same girl ten years later?
Glad things are going well for Ryan, Susan.
May, congrats on the 10k streak. Keep it up.
Caz, you are a project hound. How soon before this on is over?
A shopping day and a good walk. Otherwise, not much.

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JERI: WOW 17.42 miles!!! That's fabulous. You must really be in good health. Love the pictures of GD too.
Good morning JOY and others.
The weather is a bit strange here today; warm but overcast and very very windy. Feels like there may be a storm brewing and that would explain the headache I woke up with.
Still haven't fixed the flat tire on my ancient bicycle so any 'motoring' I accomplish will be foot motivated today. Managed to keep my 10,000 steps a day streak yesterday but it involved some walking in place while watching INTO THE STORM and then a late stroll around the block before hitting the bed.

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Beautiful JERI! My favorite color and great coordination on their parts too. Well done!

She's beautiful, cute couple. Yes, it's fun to watch them grow and change.

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Awww, Joy. Look at her!

I forgot to post pics of my granddaughter's middle school formal. I spent all day with her a week ago trying to find her the perfect dress!! And perfect it was!! She's such a girl now!! She is the studious one, the reader, the softball player, the one with goals. She used to want to be a lawyer, but now she is really interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon. I have no doubt she will be amazing at whatever she does.



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Good Morning All! Beautiful sunny/dry morning here this morning. Looks like it's going to be a perfect Sunday! Still have planting to do so will be out in the yard this afternoon. Inside things, plus abs/yoga routine this morning--soon.

Jeri, You are right, it has been fun watching the GK's grow and change. The recital last night was wonderful! How could it not be?!: From 3-13, where does the time go?


Fun time and my dinner menu was decided long before I got to the restaurant. At less than 600 calories with 48 grams of protein! Salmon, broccoli and citrus rice. At a restaurant with VERY FEW things on the menu under 1000 calories!

CAZ-Hope you do get some outdoor time today. It's so renewing!

CAT- Your welding equipment was for??? My brother is clearing out too; with his new heart monitor, he can no longer weld. I'm going to suggest he donate his equipment to the school. Bet he hadn't thought of that. He's an artist and did metal sculptures, now focusing more on watercolors.

JERI- WTG on the HM! I love the way you train and plan ahead; you know your body well. Do not look for me at Keeneland June 5; DD and I have decided not to go. Looks like the focus is on the 5K Run, with the walk being a mile. A mile walk is not much of a motivator for us. Used to be: 5K run/walk, now its a 5K run, fun walk. Plus, it's not in the a.m.--it's smack in the middle of the day. We are going to try and get on a once a week walking schedule at the arboretum; it's great mother/daughter catch up time; once school is out. She's been overwhelmed with family and school. Mother of my dancing GD!

SUSAN, sounds like Ryan did great yesterday. Is it possible he's already feeling better from the dialysis? I hope so!

PATTI, I hope you are able to find a way to walk today! I love how consistent you have been.

MAYIE, Here's hoping it's a great day there too! You deserve one after all that rain!

Stay well everyone. Life is good. Hugs.

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HI Guys
Jeri glad you had a good time.
Joy yeah I think the initial shock over the page change will settle- though as you say they lack personality now. Shame. Hope the recital went well, it must be lovely watching the grands grow and develop.
Susan just read your blog and was so pleased yesterday went so well.
Patti looks like I've got my "inside day" today, it's tipping down.
Cat sounds like you had a productive day.

Got the skirting boards painted yesterday and the loft floor thoroughly cleaned and scraped up the dropped filler etc and Pete managed to get one of the cupboards cut to size, but we were joyfully interrupted by our neighbour, Lynne, who came over to say they're off on their next cruise this morning and to ask us to keep an eye on the place for them.
Ended up having a cuppa and we got distracted til dinner time LOL

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Greetings all.
Got rid of most of the rest of my welding stuff today by giving it to the local high school shop. Their teacher came and picked it up.
SO and I moved stuff around the garage and chalked the outline for the new safe just to make sure we know all the clearances etc.
Spent too much time on the internet today as it was raining out. No walk. emoticon

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Way to go Jeri. I will be awaiting those marathon pics in the next three weeks. I wish I was running beside you for that one!


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Good morning again!! The rain didn't start until the last 3 miles. I used this race as a training run for my full marathon that's coming up in 3 weeks. I kept it slow, added 2 miles before the race, then the 13.1 miles of the race, and then 2+ after the race. Total of 17.42 miles today. The race part wasn't speedy (very hilly, and purposely slow), but I know soooo many people who would love to run a HM at that pace! Fast is all about perspective!

I didn't take any pictures. I was just enjoying myself along the country roads, talking to random people, and doing my thing. I will take plenty of pictures in 3 weeks during my full marathon. It will be great!!

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Thank you Joy: It is raining out now and is supposed to continue all day. A day for me to stay inside.



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Good morning everyone, just wanted to pop by this morning to wish everyone a great day.

Jeri, good luck with your HM and look after those feet. Hope you have some good pics for us.

Taking Ryan to dialysis this morning, getting laundry and house work done while he is there.

Will check back later to see how everyone's day has been.


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Good Morning All!

50's here and still dry at 9+ a.m. JERI I hope you have a good run; the weather map looks pretty clear so far!

I'm loving all the good news!

Patti, what a great "functional fitness" day you had yesterday! WTG!

Mayie, Hugs from the kids and a compliment from the dentist! Yes!

Judy, Retirement is busier--but so much more fun!

Anne, Your yard is looking great!

I've calmed down about the page changes; but I still think they've lost their warmth, personality and they look sterile and clinical. The rest I can work with. I got a lot done in the yard yesterday. 4 plus hours and it's taking awhile this morning to get my body awake! I did get the little round front garden cleaned up, trimmed, bulb foilage tied, petunias planted for summer color and mulch down. Did a lot of pruning and weed pulling. Will take it easier today, still have a long list of "to dos" but will stay away from the down and dirty heavy stuff today. Headed out to my granddaughter's dance recital late afternoon. Life is still good. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

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Heading out to a half marathon. It's the same one where I broke my foot last year. Hopefully, the rain will stay away and my foot bones will stay in tact!
Mayie, that is definitely a NSV! Hooray!

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Hello. It has been a busy day off me for me and I am just know winding down. It was my Friday off and I walked around the mall, went to the post office and the did the grocery shopping since it is supposed to rain all weekend. I also mowed the lawn.





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Thanks all.
We are not a dieter bunch, we are a diet bunch of active gals. Think we figured out how not to let stuff get in our way.
Love the little dumdum birds, Anne.
Judy, get real! You will be busier after retiring than you are now. How is that going, anyway? When are you launching out of the nine to five? Hope it's soon.
Went to the gym then walked 3 miles today.

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Hello ladies. I am having a really good day. Sun is shining and temps are lovely. Started my work day with a huge hug from one of my grade 4 girls (I do bus duty 2 mornings each week); was presented with a bouquet of lilacs from another student I've been close to for a couple of years. Then off to the dentist for a cleaning which left me somewhat poorer in the pocket book but enjoying the comment the dentist made:"You look fit." I'm taking that as a NSV. Yeah. It's a long weekend here in Canada. Hope you all have a lovely weekend wherever you are!

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Times slips away,. but I try to get in here and post when I can! FInally got my flowers potted last night, so it's always good to get something crossed off my list! Looking forward to getting out to the cabin after work for a relaxing weekend. Just reading all you ladies do makes me tired out! Maybe when I retire I can give it a better shot at keeping up with you! My foot continues to feel better, and I'm trying to be patient! May try some very short walks when I'm at the lake this weekend.

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Good morning. Busy day today. After work I am headed to Lexington to pick up the race packet for tomorrow's half marathon. It will be another rainy race this year. Hopefully it won't rain as much as it did last year. Last year was one of the rainiest races ever! Plus, last year I broke my foot at mile 6 and had to hobble 7 more miles to the finish line. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, because I'm doing this race again.

Cat, I'm so sorry to hear about your SO's dementia diagnosis. That is so difficult to hear.
Caz, Pushy home fix-it people are the worst!! Sometimes I wish I had a really protective/aggressive dog comes in handy!
Anne, So cute!


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Like a few others I am doing my planting out in the garden picked up a cute couple of friends
Had a read through all the posts what a great team
Cat like you say hopefully a slowly progressive dementia and their is still quality in someone's life it is just different


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Good Morning All, Man! This is a busy group!! Me too but now it's mostly outside! Spent all day out there yesterday both gardening then in the late afternoon/early evening with GGS. Had enough time after he left to get the annuals planted in the front garden. If I get moving I might get that mulched this morning before the rain this afternoon. Would be good to have that job done.
Someone mentioned this group not talking about dieting. So true. We kind of take what life brings us and go with it. We're more about a healthy active lifestyle than any group I'm in. We just keep going, and going and going. Rather be an Energizer Bunny than a Playboy Bunny anytime! emoticon
Everyone here has serious challenges. Someone passing through would never know that. Because, WE HANDLE IT. Proud to be in your company.
Need to move along; busy morning in the yard is calling. Life is good.

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Morning girls
Patti that's a great NSV! emoticon Wonderful to feel more comfy in your clothes.
Jeri sounds a wonderful run taking in the vista. I love the changes in the sky throughout the day.
Joy I'm frustrated with the new page too. No room for individuality now and I'm getting the same messages when posing emoticons...........guess they'll fix the glitches slowly. I can't see why the change other than it allows more rooms for adverts. Now I know there ads means SP remains free to us but really is annoying. Sorry- rant over emoticon
Cat I am sorry to hear that hun, I hope you both get the support you need, emoticon
Verna good Lord you're getting loads done! stop and take a breather LOL
Our cupboards and drawer units came on Wednesday for the lounge. Pete has to customize then first and the solid oak top is better than we'd hoped for- we making a unit to house all the IT and office stuff and they'll be more storage for other stuff by the end of it.
We're (I'm) oiling and waxing the top to protect it and we're thinking of a leather inlay to protect it from scratches and Pete's going to round the lip off with his router. Should look great when it's done.............but's he's also still finishing the loft.
Susan good to see your renos coming on too. WOW! We are a busy bunch emoticon
I read your blog and am pleased you have the right support.
Enjoy your down time today.


"Drum roll" .................the path is finally done! emoticon I added up all the gardening minutes I've tracked for working on it. 14 and a half hours!
A representative of a path cleaning company came by yesterday- push sort- you know the kind. A cold caller.
wanted to pressure wash the drive and demonstrate, would not take NO for an answer even when Pete came out and had a word.
He was insistent that the path would not be damaged and finally we allowed him to use it on a small area then he said he'd LOWER his price to 100 to do the whole lot.
Yes it looked nice but we have no clue as to how well the stones are bedded in and anyway we have out own pressure washer!
Might call the person we bought the property from and see if she ever had it pressure washed, We call each other from time to time so why not!

Have a great weekend emoticon

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Hello Ladies,
it's been a good day today. Sunshine warm temps, low wind and busy busy busy.
Hubby got my computer room painted and now we just have to move the furniture back. Next job is painting the hallway which won't take long.

Front steps were moved aside yesterday and today they put in posts and stone and made the frame for the concrete to be poured tomorrow. The concrete will set during our long weekend and the steps will be placed back in position on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Hoping to get the back deck painted on the weekend.

Saturday will be my son's second day of dialysis and it will be a 4 hour session. I will go to the start of it to meet with the staff and get to know my way around so I can learn as much as possible about their routines. Each dialysis bed has TV set so my son wont be bored during his 4 hour stay. He is always very tired so he may just sleep most of the time. I won't stay for the duration so hoping I can get the deck painted while he is having his treatment.

I also want to get some new perennials for our front garden as I had to transplant the peony bush. I am praying that it will take and not die. I spread it out to three different spots since it was a huge bush.

I called my vet today to see if they had any tick twisters which are tools to remove the little creatures. I was so pleased when I went there and they gave me two packs so I am giving one to my son. Even with the treatment those little bugs can still bit and then die afterwards and fall off but I don't want them on my poor animals at all. They are so bad this year and now I am armed and dangerous to any of them that decide to cling on to one of my fur babies. Oddly enough I still feel sorry every time I take one off my animals and then kill it. I hate killing anything and yes even those pesky ticks.

If they would just not cling onto my fur babies, tI wouldn't be forced to put and end to their life.
I'm off to my mother's tomorrow to take her shopping and have some girl time. WE both need to just have some time to have fun, breath and be silly. love my days with my mom because she always makes me laugh and feel good.

I hope everyone has had a great day and may tomorrow bring you all good times, healthy choices and lots of smiles. emoticon




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Oh Cat I am so sorry to hear your SO has been diagnosed with dementia. I too hope it is the slow progression kind. I am getting pretty forgetful and sometimes have a dickens of a time remembering people's names or can't find the right word to explain myself. Scary stuff. The Golden Years at last have come, the Golden Years can kiss my bum. (did I say that out loud?)

Mayie, nice to see your post. Power outages are not nice. Isn't it amazing how much the world relies on electricity. If our power goes out we have no water either so that makes bathroom "duties" a little tricky but we do have outbuildings and I haven't forgotten what I learned as a young girl on the farm --- how to squat!!!

Our renos are coming along. The basement and entrance way are painted so that means I can paint the newly installed shelves and then start moving things from the crawl space and put them into their new homes. Doesn't that sound exciting? My back aches just thinking about it LOL

Got the rest of the garden planted yesterday and today it has been drizzling since early morning. Good Timing. The wind is forecast to switch from the north with a low of 4 tonight so I brought in my tomato plants. We are going to be watching some AAA baseball tomorrow so I will leave them in the house until it warms up somewhat which sounds like a few days away. The tournament was to start today but bro has called to say it is raining there too so the game is likely to be cancelled. We will go tomorrow rain or shine as there is a steak and lobster fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. and then it will be "Play Ball"! I hope.

Seems everyone is very busy these days either working in the yard or doing renos or running to and fro to appointments and to look after their dear moms. Hopefully we will all get a chance to sit back and enjoy our yards soon.

As we get to know each other through our posts we realize how alike many of us are. Weight watching is not the only connection we have with each other!!

Oh almost forgot to mention Bruno and Hannah. All the cattle came up to the yard a couple nights ago and the nurse mamas were there among the others, including Bruno and Hannah. You know how you get that feeling that someone is staring at you? Well I was outside just moseying around and could feel eyes watching. I turned around and there Bruno was with his head between the barbwire looking at me. I walked over and he was so happy to see me, he was either licking my pant legs or my hand. I couldn't see Hannah in the herd but once I called her she presented herself!! but didn't come too close. Standoffish brat. So she didn't get any pats or rubs --- her loss. .

Well that's all folks. I have a few things to do yet so must run. Have a great tomorrow everyone.

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Hello all. It's easy to fall out of touch here; you are all so wonderfully chatty and it doesn't seem to take much for life to interrupt my logging on. 4 hour power outage had me worried I was going to lose my streaks. Was able to get a bit of reading done but not much else. When things shut down in an apartment block they REALLY shut down. Elevators not functional so unable to transport full shopping cart of flyers to main floor meaning this week's activities are late getting done.
Spent part of the day with 24 year old daughter who recently (7 weeks) left home and moved in with boyfriend. We get along much better with this arrangement and I no longer feel gutted after spending time with her. Co-habiting was really really bad for the last several years and it's nice to have some peace and happiness in my life.
NOTFATCAT: So sorry to hear about the diagnosis of dementia. It seems to be so prevalent these days.
VERNA: It is nice to hear of your updates and how you are learning to take life as it is handed to you. I think that attitude makes for a much happier individual.
Hope all are continuing to enjoy decent weather.
Tonight is one in which I will veg out (relax).

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Verna, you are a maker of smiles emoticon . Thanks
Good for you, Patti. Looser fitting clothes are always a good thing.
Hi CAZ, Joy, Susan.
Hi everyone else.
Guess I didn't pay attention to the notice our SP pages were changing. Hopefully the angst will end soon.
Today my SO was diagnosed with dementia. He's to have more tests soon to narrow down the type. I have noticed changes the last six months and knew it. He just finally went for his physical and the doc gave him a preliminary test (don't know why as I wasn't there) and gave him the news. I am hoping for a slow progression...................

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Good Morning All, Not a happy sparker this morning; have spent too much time here trying to update my "new" sterile sparkpage. Keep getting the no HTML message; only ones there in editing mode are ones I DIDN'T PUT THERE. I just gave up and reloaded the page. Heaven help me when I try to update my status.

That said, glad to be HERE! Beautiful emoticon day today!
JERI enjoyed your post about your run!

Patti, I'd choose the fit of your clothes over the scale any day! Even a waist, neck or arm measurement.

Judy and Verna I love when you can get here and update. This group really has become a family of sorts--without the drama. Hugs and prayers for better days ahead. j.


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Good morning!! I started this gorgeous day with an early morning 8 mile run with my running BFF. We started in the foggy dark, heading toward the beautiful almost full moon. It was low on the horizon. As we reached the halfway point of our run, the sun was rising behind us. We turned around to run back, and we were running into the beautiful morning sun. The fog was still in the distance. It was an amazing flashlight to sunglasses run. I love morning runs like that!!

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Caz and Joy: Some of my clothes are fitting loser. I guess that is a good thing. I think I wil start to walk around the court after dinner, weather permitting.



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Morning Guys
Patti keep with your plan hun, there are many factors that affect our weight. Do you have other measurements (clothes feeling looser) as a guide. It's not all about the scales.
Joy thank you so much for your timely advice yesterday.You're right- triple......maybe even triple plus 10% emoticon
Susan glad it went well but such a stressful time for you both, for all your family. You have my prayers, Wish I could wave a magic wand and all was well.
Verna glad the renos are going well. Great attitude- live life to the full emoticon

Thanks for all your good wishes, another day working on the path should see it done (famous last words LOL)

Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK on the North Sea coast, and live with my other half - not married) and have no kids.

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Haven't posted for a couple of days--- internet down. I get so angry when that happens. I screws up my "streaks" and I'm not in the loop with all that is going on with my friends here on SP. Renos continue happening....actually it is painting happening and that is so much cleaner. I managed to get the first layer of dust off the main level so I am happy as a clam knowing I can go downstairs without getting drywall dust all over my clothes. My bro and his s o are arriving tomorrow so am really looking forward to that. There are only the 2 of us now so hopefully we will be able to establish a stronger bond than before.

This evening DH went out with his cousin to Simulcast racing and I was left to my own devices by choice I might add!! So after finishing playing the garden and throwing a few flower seeds around in the back flower beds I decided I should have a few quiet moments with my dog, sitting by the fire. Later my neighbour arrived and we enjoyed each other's company and stories over a couple glasses of wine. Was a great evening with weather that was perfect. We confirmed that we should live every day to its fullest and simply be happy with whatever life hands us, knowing everything happens for a reason. ( Amazing how wine can clarify life!!!)

Joy, I love the pictures you post. Everything is so lush and green looking. Some day I would love to visit your State and take in the Derby.

Caz I send prayers your direction for a quick surgery followed by a fast recovery.

Susan, please know I am thinking about you and Ryan and praying for the best outcome possible. It is hard for us, as parents, to watch our kids go through tough times but somehow we manage to get through it as do they. It is highly probable that DH will be on dialysis sooner or later and I could possibly be a candidate as well so I am very interested in every comment you make in that regard. Not very likely either of us would be considered for transplant but one never knows.

My eyelids are getting droopy so on that note I shall end, with wishes for everyone to have a great day tomorrow.

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Susan, I feel so sorry for your son. How old is he? Any news on your compatibility? I will pray for him - and you. He is fortunate you are able and willing to be there for him.
Joy, I love those cammo shots of Sugar. What a cutie.
CAZ, keep us posted on your op date. Prayers for your power charge!
Everyone, have a relaxing evening.

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Susan, that breaks my heart for you and your son.

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Hi everyone,

well I am home now after a long and stressful day. The day began with taking my son for blood work over in the the dialysis unit. The nurse that was his caretaker for the dialysis session was fantastic and her name was Cathy. She gave us information and answered all the questions I had for her. My son was then taken to the minor OR where they put in the tube into his chest where it is placed directly to the heart. This tube that he has stays in place until after his kidney transplant and they use it every time he goes for dialysis (3 times a week for 4 hours)

He came through the dialysis very well and only had a 2 hours session today because everything is just so overwhelming to take in.
He will have his next session here in Welland (at our home town hospital's dialysis unit) on Saturday and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well.

He looked so lost and depressed but I was on occasion able to get a smile out of him by speaking the way that he speaks which is not always the most appropriate. (we kept it quiet)

He was having pain by the time we came home where they had cut him to place the tubing but that should be okay in a day or so. Hubby took his dog home and took him some Tylenol for pain., They did not want him having Aspirin today.
So on my way home I bought myself a small bottle of wine which just may help with my pain. Two glasses should suffice and I have worked it into my nutrition. Wine is made from grapes and that is a fruit and fruit is healthy ....RIGHT!

Going to cut this short right now as I am dead tired and want to talk with hubby now. Have a great evening and a wonderful day tomorrow.

Did I mention the weather here is just awesome with sun and warm temps and I did get a 40 minute power walk in while Ryan was having his dialysis.Maybe one more power walk before the day is done.....we'll see




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